The first in a series of outlandishly clever adventures featuring the resourceful, fearless literary detective Thursday Nextâ€”a New York Times bestseller!In Jasper Fforde's Great Britain, circa 1985, time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. England is a virtual police state where an aunt can get lost (literally) in a Wordsworth poem and forging Byronic verse is a punishable offense. All this is business as usual for Thursday Next, renowned Special Operative in literary detection. But when someone begins kidnapping characters from works of literature and plucks Jane Eyre from the pages of BrontÃ«'s novel, Thursday is faced with the challenge of her career. Fforde's ingenious fantasyâ€”enhanced by a Web site that re-creates the world of the novelâ€”unites intrigue with English literature in a delightfully witty mix.
Jasper Fforde traded a varied career in the film industry for staring vacantly out the window and arranging words on a page. He lives and writes in Wales. The Eyre Affair was his first novel in the bestselling Thursday Next series. He is also the author of Shades of Grey and the Nursery Crime series.
Susan Duerden’s career spans film, television, theater, voice-overs, and animation. She has played critically acclaimed and award-winning theatrical roles on London’s West End and Off Broadway; narrated many audiobooks, including The Tiger’s Wife and The Eyre Affair; acted in the features Lovewrecked and Flushed Away; and held a recurring role on ABC’s Lost.